4 Replies Latest reply on Mar 24, 2017 10:36 PM by wobertc

    Lightroom Default Crop Ratio

    Joseph from Austin Level 1

      I know there are several threads around this general issue, but even the suggested solutions don't yield the result I'm looking for.  I would like the crop ratio to remember its last setting.  Or, let me force a default, and keep that setting.  Either would be great.  The only answers I can find rely on Autosync, or copying the crop across all the images.  Either are not really what I am looking for.  Surely, there must be a way to force a default, other than "as shot".   

        • 1. Re: Lightroom Default Crop Ratio
          Akash Sharma Adobe Employee

          Hi JosephfromAustin,

           

          The crop ratio settings are default to the app settings and cannot be modified. You may share your feedback here Photoshop Family Customer Community so that Engineers can look into this.

           

          Thanks,

          Akash

          • 2. Re: Lightroom Default Crop Ratio
            Bob Somrak Level 6

            You don't have to do the Autosync or copy thing.

             

            After import go to Previous Import.

            Go to Library grid mode

            Do Command-A to select all the photos.

            Select the Crop you want

             

            Takes a few seconds.

             

            Personally, I don't  want to discard pixels all the time so I like "as shot"

            • 3. Re: Lightroom Default Crop Ratio
              JimHess Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              The default crop ratio IS "as shot". It cannot be changed. And, really, I don't think you would want it to. It would be rather haphazard to let Lightroom decide which part of the image to crop, don't you think?

              • 4. Re: Lightroom Default Crop Ratio
                wobertc Adobe Community Professional

                haphazard to let Lightroom decide which part of the image to crop

                Yes agreed,

                But I have had situations where I want ~100 images cropped to a ratio to suit a projector with 'all images full screen' slideshow.

                I must (and do!) review every image to check that I have not cropped away important parts of any image.

                So using Auto-Sync the Crop does save many, many mouse clicks in the Develop/Crop module for multiple photos. A quick scroll through the images in Loupe view to check them is much faster.

                Even if I Auto-sync the crop, I still have some control on how I place the crop (in the viewed photo) knowing the typical subject matter in the images. eg. I might crop to the lower portion of the frame if I know I can lose some sky in all the photos.